* Iran 'will not yield' over poll Iran's supreme leader has said the nation "will not yield to pressure" over a disputed presidential election.
* Assad- Israeli partner willing to commit to peace doesn't exist Although tensions between Washington and Damascus may be thawing, it seems the relations between Israel and Syria are as cool as ever.
* US-Israel talks in Paris aborted A meeting between Israel's prime minister and a senior US envoy has been cancelled amid growing differences over settlement building in the West Bank.
* US 'to send ambassador to Syria' Washington is to send an ambassador to Damascus, ending a four-year diplomatic absence in Syria.
* Polls Show Americans Less Pro-Israel Yet Tougher on Iran Two recent polls have shown that while less Americans see themselves as pro-Israel, more Americans support coming to Israel's aid if Iran attacks it.
* Klaus pledges to be last to sign the Lisbon Treaty Czech President Vaclav Klaus has pledged to be the last in the EU to sign the Lisbon Treaty.
* US, Russia Resume Nuclear Arms talks The United States and Russia have resumed negotiations in Geneva on cutting their nuclear arsenals.
* Israel keeps anxious eye on Iran turmoil Israel is keeping an anxious eye on the turmoil in Iran for any signs on what the crisis may mean for its arch-enemy's nuclear drive.
* Communists turn to Stalin to fight crisis Russian communists have put up giant billboards of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in a southern city.
* U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations.